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    Question Anybody want to try an experiment?

    I've been wondering for a few years if pine pollen has any effect on cp's. Every year in this area they are covered with pine pollen. Does this actually help them in any way? I'm not disciplined enough to carry this out the way it needs to be done. So is there anybody that will be willing to take vft's, pitcher plants, sundews, pings that are native to the SE US and cover them with pine pollen that I'll provide for you. Also you'll need plants that are growing in the same conditions without the pollen to see if there is any effect on growth.

    Any Volunteers?

    This sounds like a job perfect for Jim.

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    Just a hypothesis, but I can see it blocking a lot of light. I can't see it chemically bothering them, though.

    I can also see the rain washing it off, so the blocking of light wouldn't really be a problem. But in the SE, we've been under drought conditions for years.

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    That's funny that you bring this up, because I have been kind of pissed about these huge pines outside my window getting pollen on EVERYTHING in my room. We have to leave the windows open because it gets hot, so there is a thin layer of pollen on everything, including the plants.

    It's annoying.

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    It would be an interesting experiment. You'd probably need around 20-30 plants in each group of each species for meaningful results. But you could make do with 10 plants in each group as a test study.

    I couldn't imagine what the effect would be other than a source of nutrients. Fertilizing CPs can sometimes have unexpected results as it is my understanding that Nepenthes will stop producing pitchers if well fertilized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitecrawler View Post
    That's funny that you bring this up, because I have been kind of pissed about these huge pines outside my window getting pollen on EVERYTHING in my room. We have to leave the windows open because it gets hot, so there is a thin layer of pollen on everything, including the plants.

    It's annoying.


    It'll be even more annoying if you don't think of it as pollen, but rather tree sperm!

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    It'll be even more annoying if you don't think of it as pollen, but rather tree sperm!
    I bring up this exact point whenever one my my friends complains about allergies. hahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozzy View Post
    This sounds like a job perfect for Jim.
    That got my attention! Wait'll elgecko sees the topic title!

    Unfortunately, I'm up to my ears with experiments at work and with the kids. That can be misinterpreted any way you want!

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    I collected some pine pollen in a bottle a few years ago, since there was so much of it. I also have like 4 D. brevifolia, although I'm not sure I want to risk them. And it'll be a few months before I can get the temperate guys outside.

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